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Finances, academic performance and a sense of belonging may all be factors in whether or students finish their post-secondary studies. (Shutterstock)

What universities can do to keep students from dropping out

Tailored strategies to address students' finances, academic success and socio-emotional connections with an institution or program can help keep students in school.
University attrition or ‘drop-out’ rates are at their highest level since 2005. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Uni drop-out rates show need for more support, not capped enrolments

The latest Selected Higher Education Statistics have revealed an increase in student attrition, or the percentage of students commencing in 2013 who neither completed nor re-enrolled in 2014.
Ghana’s education system has been slammed in a new global report. Could making schools more culturally savvy fix the problem? Nic Bothma/EPA

Respecting culture could fix Ghana schools’ problems

Critics of Ghana's education system suggest that making local cultural values a fundamental part of the education system will create a happier, more harmonious society.
Many students drop out of online degrees because they don’t feel a sense of belonging with the course or university. Flickr/Fleep Tuque

‘Sense of belonging’ enhances the online learning experience

For the past couple of years Australian universities’ enthusiasm for online learning has increased, following the lead of international universities in realising the potential of MOOCs to replace traditional…

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